Transitional Arrangements from the old Pension Scheme

Transitional Arrangements from the old Pension Scheme

WHERE AN EMPLOYEE THAT HAS MORE THAN 3 YEARS TORETIRE DECIDES TO RETIRE NOW, HOW WILL HIS BENEFIT BEHANDLED?

An actuarial valuation of his/her accrued retirement benefits will be made and the amount plus his contributions to date will consist of his/her retirement benefits in his/her RSA which can only be accessed at the age of 50 years. Withdraws from the RSA will depend on the professional advice of the PFA having regard to […]


WHAT HAPPENS TO MY RSA WHEN I CHANGE JOBS?

The RSA remains with the PFA of your choice for as long as you want. You simply notify your new employer of the details of the PFA that manages your account and thereafter your contributions will be sent to the custodian of the PFA.


WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PENSION FUNDS CONTRIBUTEDUNDER THE NIGERIAN SOCIAL INSURANCE TRUST FUND(NSITF) BEFORE THE NEW PENSION SCHEME?

The pension funds contributed to the NSITF before the commencement of the new pension scheme including the income shall remain with the NSITF for a minimum period of five years from the commencement of the Pension Reform Act 2004. NSITF shall establish a company to be licensed by the National Pension Commission as a PFA […]


CAN A CONTRIBUTOR MOVE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS UNDERNSITF TO ANOTHER PFA?

A contributor or beneficiary under NSITF Act can only move his pension contributions under NSITF to another PFA after a period of 5 years from the date of commencement of the Pension Reform Act 2004.


CAN NSITF STILL HANDLE PENSION MATTERS UNDER THENEW PENSION SCHEME?

NSITF will only handle pension matters of existing pensioners and those exempted by the Act who have contributed to the NSITF under the supervision of the National Pension Commission.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO NSITF AFTER COMING INTOFORCE OF THE ACT?

NSITF will continue to provide social security services other than pension to the country.


WHAT HAPPENS TO EXISTING PENSIONERS WHO MADECONTRIBUTIONS UNDER NSITF?

Retirement benefits shall be paid to existing pensioners under the rules upon which contributions were made, under the supervision of the National Pension Commission.


WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THOSEEXEMPTED FROM THE NEW SCHEME BUT HAVE MADECONTRIBUTIONS UNDER NSITF SCHEME?

The contributions into NSITF made by those exempted from the new scheme shall be computed and credited into their respective RSAs opened by the NSITF pending the retirement of such contributors.


IS AN EMPLOYER IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR OPERATING ADEFINED BENEFIT SCHEME REQUIRED TO OPEN RSAs FOR HISEMPLOYEES AND CREDIT ACCRUED PENSION RIGHTS?

Any company operating a defined benefit scheme that is desirous of continuing the scheme must, in addition to satisfying other conditions specified in the Act, open RSAs so that the pension funds can be held by a custodian. Computation of the accrued pension rights to be credited to the RSAs shall be done by actuarial […]


WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RETIREMENT BENEFITS OF ANEMPLOYEE WHO IS ALREADY UNDER A PENSION SCHEMEEXISTING BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW PENSIONSCHEME?

Employee’s right to accrued retirement benefits for the previous years he/she has been in employment is guaranteed by the Pension Reform Act 2004. In the case of the public service of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, where pension scheme was unfunded, the right would be acknowledged through the issuance of a ‘Federal Government […]


HOW WILL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUND THEREDEMPTION BONDS?

The Federal Government has established a Retirement Benefits Bond Redemption Fund Account in the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Federal Government is already making a monthly payment into the Fund of an amount equal to 5% of the total monthly wage bill payable to all employees of the Federal Government and the Federal Capital Territory.


HOW WILL THE ACCRUED BENEFITS UNDER EXISTINGFUNDED DEFINED BENEFITS SCHEMES BE HANDLED?

In the case of funded pension schemes in the public service of the Federation and the private sector, employers shall undertake actuarial valuation of the employee’s accrued benefits and credit the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of its employees with such funds and in the event of any deficiency, the shortfall shall become a debt and […]


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO EXISTING PENSIONERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR?

Pension Boards in the private sector existing before the coming into force of the Pension Reform Act 2004 will continue to administer the pensions of the existing pensioners and the National Pension Commission will supervise such boards.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO EXISTING PENSIONERS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR?

In the public service, Pension Departments have been created to carry out the functions of the relevant pension boards or offices in the public service of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory with a view to making regular and prompt payment of pension to existing pensioners.


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